Midnight Walk takes a step back to the 80s
PUBLISHED: 15:35 05 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:35 05 February 2019
More than 1,000 walkers have already signed up for the 2019 Midnight Walk through Ipswich organised by St Elizabeth Hospice.
And in honour of the fact the hospice is marking its 30th anniversary this year they are asking participants to ‘Rewind to the 80s’.
Themed dress is not compulsory but neon leg warmers, wild hairdos and Walkman casette players are encouraged.
The 2019 Midnight Walk kicks off on Saturday, May 11, starting and finishing at Trinity Park, Ipswich.
The hospice has seen 1,000 supporters sign up so far for the annual flagship event - and those that sign up before midnight on Thursday, February 7, can get their ticket for the retro-walk at the early bird price of £10.
Joanne Rodger, hospice events and challenges manager, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that so many people have signed up with our early bird offer so far.
“This year promises to be one of the best events to date – we’re hoping for a real party atmosphere so we’re calling on hospice supporters to step out with us to make the event something really special.
“To reach our target of 3,000 walkers we are calling on everyone who has taken part before to join us again, and bring a friend!
“Last year’s event was hailed one of the best in the country in terms of money raised by Hospice UK, and won an award for best campaign from the Institute of Fundraising, East Anglia.
“The event raised £230,000 last year, enough to run the hospice services for one week.
“We’re clearly offering good value and a great night out for our supporters, and it’s a lovely opportunity for people to remember their loved ones.”
St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk living with a progressive or terminal illness.
Their work is centred on an individual needs and specialist support both at their homes and in the wider community.
The purpose of the hospice is to make the final stages of the lives of their patients as comfortable as they can.
The early bird runs out on Thursday, February 7, after which time tickets will be priced at £15.
To sign up go to the St Elizabeth Hospice website here.